God's Truth for Trying Times - 8/10/21


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 8/10/21


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: James 2:8-9

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. [James 2:8-9 ESV]


CONSIDER: Loving your neighbor as yourself means that you do not show favoritism or partiality or make distinctions based on your opinions or your assessment or your valuation of someone's worth. You love all people equally. That's probably one of the toughest callings of life.


THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?